Our expert says:
Well, he sounds like a boy, but hardly a friend. Maybe you fel so otherwise isolated that you put up with his tantrums rather than be alone ? But sometimes you are indeed more alone WITH someone like that than without them, when you can learn greater self-sufficiency and then be better placed to form more sustaining relatonships.
Why not arrange to see a counsellor, to work on your personal concerns, as well as to learn to be better able to handle these issues ? You probably don't need to explain yourself to most other people. You have had bad experiences when younger, probably leading to gloomy expectations of how others will treat you. Working towards more fruitful epectations and assumptions in CBT counselling, could be very helpful. There may also be a degree of depression deserving of proper treatment
A real relationship should have you feeling so cautious, nor as though it were necessary to have mor "fight" within you.
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